Microsoft to buy Skype in $8.5bn deal

Software giant to acquire internet phone service as Microsoft attempts to compete with rivals.

    Microsoft has announced it's making its biggest ever acquisition - it will buy the Internet phone service Skype for $8.5bn dollars.

    The software is so popular, it's now become a verb, meaning to make an internet call or video chat.

    Al Jazeera's Scott Heidler reports from New York with more on the deal.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    Interactive: Coding like a girl

    Interactive: Coding like a girl

    What obstacles do young women in technology have to overcome to achieve their dreams? Play this retro game to find out.

    Heron Gate mass eviction: 'We never expected this in Canada'

    Hundreds face mass eviction in Canada's capital

    About 150 homes in one of Ottawa's most diverse and affordable communities are expected to be torn down in coming months

    I remember the day … I designed the Nigerian flag

    I remember the day … I designed the Nigerian flag

    In 1959, a year before Nigeria's independence, a 23-year-old student helped colour the country's identity.